Two of the world's most notorious "darknet" marketplaces have been knocked out in a one-two punch that officials say yielded a trove of new intelligence about drugs and weapons merchants that operate from hidden corners of the internet.
By Raphael Satter and Frank Bajak, Associated Press
A scheme uncovered during a federal investigation into a huge Yahoo security breach may have opened a window into other hacks potentially instigated by foreign governments, according to computer security experts.
By Eric Tucker, Michael Liedtke, Associated Press
The Justice Department is expected to announce charges tied to a mega breach of Yahoo user accounts. Federal officials are expected to make a cybercrime announcement Wednesday morning.
By Associated Press
“Zero Days,” a new documentary by Alex Gibney, lays out a sobering view of the rise of cyber warfare and its acceleration since intelligence agencies sabotaged Iran’s nuclear program. Gibney sits down with Jeffrey Brown.
By PBS NewsHour
By PBS NewsHour
One of the greatest threats to private cybersecurity today is ransomware -- a cyberattack that blocks access to a computer until the hacker is paid a ransom. The problem recently took on new urgency when a hospital in Los Angeles…
By Eric Tucker, Associated Press
Though prosecutors do have existing tools and have brought international cybertheft cases in the past year, the Justice Department says a new law is needed at a time when criminals operating largely in Eastern Europe are able to gobble up…
Nearly seven months after announcing a new emphasis on digital security, the Obama administration has tapped a veteran of both eBay and Microsoft to lead the nation's military and civilian cybersecurity efforts. Howard Schmidt, who served as a cybersecurity…
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